The state of Kerala is seeing a surge in its daily cases. Kerala on Thursday reported 6324 COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day surge so far, of the total 54,989 samples tested in 24 hours. Of the positive cases recorded, 105 are health workers. As many as 5,321 people got infected with the coronavirus through contact, while the source of infection is not known for 628 people. The state also reported 21 fatalities taking the total toll to 594. Kozhikode registered the highest number with 883 cases. Of these, 820 cases are through contact.
The capital city of Thiruvananthapuram proceeds to record a high number of cases and reported 875 cases on Thursday. Kollam, where the caseload crossed 500 on Wednesday, recorded 440 cases. The number of active cases is 45,919. A total of 3168 people have recovered. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said, "Things are serious as cases are increasing and Thursday also saw Kozhikode registering the highest single-day tally (883). Kollam district also has high numbers, so is Malappuram district."
“The situation in Thiruvananthapuram remains unchanged. There are more than 100 positive cases everyday of which the epidemiological link of the virus is not known. On Wednesday alone the infection was confirmed in 118 people who are above 60 years old and in 78 children who are below 15. The coastal areas in the district had been excluded from the containment zone since midnight on Wednesday retaining those regions with highest cases as micro containment zones,” the CM said. The number of patients in other districts ar Malappuram-763, Ernakulam-590, Thrissur-474, Alappuzha- 453, Kollam-440, Kannur-406, Palakkad-353, Kottayam-341, Kasaragod-300, Pathanamthitta-189, Idukki-151 and Wayanad 106.